Summers in the South means shorts season. Even with shorts and my "Mom on the Run" lifestyle, I still like to always look pulled together. And I think I've found my TNT shorts pattern, Simplicity 1887. I made the pants pattern a few years ago and I completely forgot about this one. And I saw them in a fabric ad in a Joann's flyer and I fell in love.
I had this beautiful ivory crepe woven that I'd picked up from Hancock and I used it to make Mikaela a dress (that I will eventually post) and I had just enough leftover for these shorts.
They're extremely quick to sew... I think I made mine in about 2 hours from cut to finish. The most challenging part is feeding the elastic through the double casings.
I cut the size 14 and sewed the straight out of the envelope. The only change I made is to add D-rings to one side of the ties. I like hardware!
I wore my new Striped Double V-neck Blouse c/o Shein.com with my new shorts. It paired perfectly and gave a great nautical look.
I love these shorts so much, that I made a colorful pair in a green and white cotton print that I picked up from Joann's.
I wore this pair with my white off-the-shoulder top c/o Shein.com.
And for my last "mom on the run" look, I wore my DIY white skinny jeans with this adorable Navy Blue Rayon Gauze Lace Insert Blouse c/o Shein.com. I really liked this top. But unfortunately when I washed and dryed it, it shrunk like crazy. I mean small enough for Isabella! I recently mentioned the pretreatment of rayon gauze on this top that I made. I guess Shein.com didn't get that post in their feed.